Watch Michael conduct Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5 in E
Minor” in a fine performance with the Foothill Orchestra on YouTube. The complete performance is in 7 parts due to YouTube time limits and is available on this webpage.
While serving in the United States Air Force, Gibson played in the Norad Band and Air
Force Academy Band. He founded and was Music Director for the Colorado Springs Chamber Music Society from 1971 - 1974, which received tremendous local recognition,
attracted audiences of 1200 per concert, appeared in a 30 minute TV show on KRDO Television, and did numerous radio broadcasts on KRDO Radio. Gibson has created many electronic music compositions and arrangements.
Maestro Gibson has had master classes with Georg Solti and Carlo Maria Giulini
working with the Chicago Symphony, Neville Marriner with the Los Angles Chamber Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman at San Francisco State University, and Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach) with the Denver Symphony. He studied orchestral conducting with Bernard Rubenstein (NU), John Miller (Denver Sym.), and Lazlo Varga (SFSU); instrumental conducting from John Paynter(NU); and choral conducting with Margaret Hillis (Chicago Symphony Chorus) at Northwestern University from which he holds
Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting degrees. He played trombone in the Denver Symphony, Bohemian Club Orchestra, and the San Francisco 49ers Band.
Gibson is also Music Director and CEO of the Bay Area Music Foundation, a 501(c)(e)
non-profit corporation, fiscal sponsor of the SVS. He also offers expertise in business, operating his own company, BACH to Music. Please visit his web site for details and resume